Dixie Duel: Day Three On the Water

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 elite series Dixie Duel on Wheeler lake in Alabama. It shows day three on the water.

ESPN cameras hover over Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel morning leader, Tommy Biffle.
Photo: James Overstreet - ESPN cameras hover over Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel morning leader, Tommy Biffle.
Tommy Biffle flips his first keeper fish into the boat.
Photo: James Overstreet - Tommy Biffle flips his first keeper fish into the boat.
Biffle goes to the live well and begins his effort to close the deal on the Dixie Duel.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle goes to the live well and begins his effort to close the deal on the Dixie Duel.
Biffle quickly hooks up with another Wheeler Lake bass.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle quickly hooks up with another Wheeler Lake bass.
Biffle boats another fish and is quickly putting together a limit.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle boats another fish and is quickly putting together a limit.
Biffle pulls a fish from the water and gives ESPN cameraman James Massey a closer look.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle pulls a fish from the water and gives ESPN cameraman James Massey a closer look.
Biffle, using heavy line and a flipping stick, rips another fish from the flooded brush.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle, using heavy line and a flipping stick, rips another fish from the flooded brush.
Biffle was flipping an area with flooded willow trees and brush.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle was flipping an area with flooded willow trees and brush.
Tommy Biffle pulls another small keeper into the boat.
Photo: James Overstreet - Tommy Biffle pulls another small keeper into the boat.
Biffle had his fishing area to himself and was making multiple casts to every target.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle had his fishing area to himself and was making multiple casts to every target.
Biffle ducks to avoid being hit by a flying fish he had jerked across the boat.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle ducks to avoid being hit by a flying fish he had jerked across the boat.
At 9:38 a.m., Biffle pulls a fish to the boat that fills his limit.
Photo: James Overstreet - At 9:38 a.m., Biffle pulls a fish to the boat that fills his limit.
Biffle, culling early, says he has three in the live well he needs to cull before the end of the day.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle, culling early, says he has three in the live well he needs to cull before the end of the day.
Biffle is flipping and pitching a jig, a Sweet Beaver, and a lizard.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle is flipping and pitching a jig, a Sweet Beaver, and a lizard.
Biffle pulls another fish into the boat.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle pulls another fish into the boat.
Another bass comes flying across the boat as Biffle sets the hook hard to extract bass from heavy cover.
Photo: James Overstreet - Another bass comes flying across the boat as Biffle sets the hook hard to extract bass from heavy cover.
Cameraman James Massey is in position to capture Biffle at work.
Photo: James Overstreet - Cameraman James Massey is in position to capture Biffle at work.
Biffle sets the hook on his biggest fish of the day.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle sets the hook on his biggest fish of the day.
The line goes limp and a big one gets away.
Photo: James Overstreet - The line goes limp and a big one gets away.
Biffle says he has caught the majority of his fish during the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel in a 200-yard stretch of water off the main river channel.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle says he has caught the majority of his fish during the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel in a 200-yard stretch of water off the main river channel.
Biffle burns very little gas making a short move without raising the trolling motor.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle burns very little gas making a short move without raising the trolling motor.
Biffle prepares to set the hook.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle prepares to set the hook.
Biffle boats his best fish of the day and begins to tally to his weight.
Photo: James Overstreet - Biffle boats his best fish of the day and begins to tally to his weight.